Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Author: Laszlo Bock

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455554804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7464

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The Globe and Mail Top Leadership and Management BookForbes Top Creative Leadership Book From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, former head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

Humility Is the New Smart

Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

Author: Edward D. Hess,Katherine Ludwig

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626568766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1243

Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

Misunderstanding the Internet

Author: James Curran,Natalie Fenton,Des Freedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443519

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 3488

The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies. However, much popular and academic writing about the internet continues to take a celebratory view, assuming that the internet’s potential will be realised in essentially positive and transformative ways. This was especially true in the euphoric moment of the mid-1990s, when many commentators wrote about the internet with awe and wonderment. While this moment may be over, its underlying technocentrism – the belief that technology determines outcomes – lingers on and, with it, a failure to understand the internet in its social, economic and political contexts. Misunderstanding the Internet is a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. This expanded and updated second edition is a polemical, sociologically and historically informed guide to the key claims that have been made about the online world. It aims to challenge both popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies that surround the internet.

Business Simplified: Serving people, becoming better stewards, creating value

Author: Michel A. Bell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 138726141X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1326

In Business Simplified, former business executive, Michel A. Bell demystifies business with simple, helpful ideas from his experience and research. Business is about people. The right people unified in the correct positions, headed in the proper direction to delight customers and create value for stakeholders. Straightforward, practical solutions from Michel's vast global business experience and research will enable cooperation, pinpoint suitable path to gain customers for life, and build shareholder value. Further insights to design and implement strategies for a competitive edge appear throughout the book. Michel cautions against so-called five-yearly strategic plans, which usually excludes tough choices - the essence of strategy - necessary to steer the entity to its mission.

The Person You Mean to Be

How Good People Fight Bias

Author: Dolly Chugh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006269216X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8247

Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better. Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in. Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves. She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life. Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.

Personality at Work

The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

Author: Ronald Warren

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259860361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2872

An Evidence-Based Approach to Personality and Leadership A leader’s bullying and constant dismissal of his team’s concerns nearly take down an entire company—and the global financial system. The U.S. Government has to provide a $182 billion bailout. A new CEO transforms a near-bankrupt auto company and its infamously competitive culture becomes more collaborative and thrives—making it the only auto manufacturer to not take bailout funds. These stories share a truth: Each leader’s personality set the course of their company’s future. We all know that IQ, education, knowledge, and technical skills are essential for professionals, but they alone are insufficient for effective leadership. Who you are as a person—your personality and character—drives leadership performance and determines who thrives and who fails. In Personality at Work, psychologist Ron Warren lays out the key personality traits that drive high performance—and the common traits that derail it. Warren clusters closely related traits into four dimensions of behavior: • Teamwork/Social Intelligence • Deference • Dominance • Grit/Task Mastery. Each cluster is broken down into personality traits—13 in all. Personality at Work draws from research using the renowned LMAP 360 with 20,000 leaders and 250,000 360-feedback raters. An assessment used at organizations around the world, LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Underwriter Laboratories, BearingPoint, Deloitte, Teach for America, Clayton Homes, and more than 35 hospital systems throughout the United States. Personality at Work integrates research on personality and performance, teamwork, communications, judgment, and decision-making. You will learn how to ... • Recognize your own personality patterns and those of colleagues • Understand the links between personality, leadership, and organizational effectiveness • Turn insights into action, leading with Grit and EQ to drive individual and team performance

Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance

Author: Peter J. Rea,James K. Stoller,Alan Kolp

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260026841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1111

The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value. Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don’t inspire excellence. Wise leaders, on the other hand, help their people practice character to navigate their way through the turbulence—without lowering performance expectations. As a result, their people are more reliable under pressure. Exception to the Rule links ancient wisdom with contemporary science on high performance, teamwork, and engagement. Building an organizational culture based on classical virtues– of trust, compassion, courage, justice, wisdom, temperance and hope - is both strategically smart and a better way to live. Exception to the Rule walks you through the steps of helping everyone in your organization focus on character defined by virtue. The word virtue means excellence, which is why each one is essential to help people perform at a high level despite uncertainty and pressure. Under character--based leadership, teams work better together, creativity flourishes and engagement increases. The most powerful idea of Exception to the Rule is this: character defined by virtue is not based on birthright; it can be learned and practiced. Everyone can develop habits to become better than they were. While character cannot be legislated, character can be cultivated. As virtue proves its value, the culture you have can evolve into the culture you need.

The Asshole Survival Guide

How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328695921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8356

“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic The No Asshole Rule As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field‐tested, evidence‐based, and often surprising strategies for dealing with assholes—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass. Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, and rescue all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk. “Thought-provoking and often hilarious . . . An indispensable resource.”—Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before “At last . . . clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives . . . Useful, evidence-based, and fun to read.”—Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

Google超級用人學

讓人才創意不絕、企業不斷成長的創新工作守則

Author: 拉茲洛.博克/Laszlo Bock

Publisher: 遠見天下文化出版股份有限公司

ISBN: 986320773X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 2594

來自Google內部的人資觀點, 完整詮釋Google的人才觀和經營哲學。 現任Google人資長親自解密, 完全公開Google常保豐沛創新動能的活水源頭。 Google超級用人學, 翻轉工作和生活的定義, 樹立管理思維的新典範。 讓你成為到哪都搶手的人才, 幫助你打造人才搶著進來的企業、部門和團隊! 說起Google這家公司, 當年,布林和佩吉想以75萬美元出售,還乏人問津; 如今,它的市值超過3,000億美元,甚至比全球許多國家的GDP還高。 當年,它的搜尋引擎在群雄爭霸的市場苦拚利基; 如今,它的事業版圖涵蓋七項關鍵產業, 可以說,現在大部分地表上的人類, 生活很難完全不與Google產品沾上邊。 Google如何從一家小公司成長為今日的全球明星企業,關鍵就在自稱「Google人」(Googler)的員工。「進哈佛難,進Google更難!」Google的工作是全球最熱門的職缺: Google每年收到至少兩百萬份履歷,錄取率低到甚至只有常春藤名校的1/25。Google人需要什麼條件?要具備怎樣的能力和特質?Google又是怎麼樣的公司?Google的召募流程有何獨到之處,才能挖掘到出色的員工?Google的經營團隊又有什麼秘訣,能讓這群才華洋溢的人視工作為人生樂事? 這些問題,終於等到Google現任人資長拉茲洛‧博克親自解答了! Google人是Google的靈魂,也是名副其實在Google當家作主的人。在Google,管理工作是一連串熱血的實驗與創新,目標只有一個:打造有使命、重自由、講創意的工作環境,讓每個精挑細選而來的Google人發光發熱。Google發現,只要打造講究自由、創意與樂趣的工作環境,就能網羅,培育、留住頂尖人才。 拉茲洛‧博克以本書完整詮釋Google的人才觀和經營哲學,公開Google常保豐沛創新動能的源頭。或許不是每家公司都能提供員工免費午餐,但是Google之所以為Google,它經營人才的成功祕訣,絕對可以複製,甚至做得比Google更好!

Heterodoxy

Articles and Animadiversions on Political Correctness and Other Follies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular culture

Page: N.A

View: 5564


Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963290

Category: Science

Page: 6580

View: 2897

Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Chemistry and General Chemical Research. The editors have built Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Chemistry and General Chemical Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.